There are a lot of well-performing eye creams on beauty counters today, as well as on retail sites. But they can come with an expensive tag price and some may contain unwanted ingredients. There are plenty of factors to consider before buying one, including price, effectiveness, and mix of ingredients. But how about addressing dark under eye circles using some at-home remedies that you can prepare on your own?
These natural remedies can assist in lessening or eliminating the need for over-the-counter eye creams, especially if they are full of toxic or unhealthful components. First is the golden rule: protect your skin. This applies not just in eradicating dark under eye areas, but to overall skin as well. Use preventive measures against crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles – wear the right gear when going out in the sun, including sunglasses or a wide-brimmed hat. These will keep sunlight away from your eyes, which can age your skin further.
Use fruits! Slice up a cucumber and chill the slices before applying directly to your eyes. These will soothe and cool dry skin in the area, as well as reduce puffiness. You can also apply lemon juice twice a day around the dark circles to decrease their appearance. Once there is irritation, though, stop this therapy immediately.
Aloe vera gel is a renowned solution, too, and it does not cost much. It is traditionally celebrated for medicinal properties, including easing dry and tight skin. The transparent gel comes from the plan, and can be used as a moisturizer and in the treatment of sunburn. Aloe also helps treats scratches and light eye wounds. To use, squeeze a small amount of pure aloe, either from the plant or a store-bought product, onto your fingertip. Gently massage around the eyes, making sure not to get any in the eye.
Essential oils and herbs complete this list. Massage almond oil around your eyes and leave the oil on for no more than 10 minutes. Another option is to apply crushed mint around the eye area to help reduce the appearance of eye circles. Apply the right amount of caution when using essential oils and herbs, and discontinue on the first sign of irritation.
If you lack the time or energy to do these home recipes, there are high-quality and non-prescription eye creams available for purchase over the Web. Read reviews, check out the formula and its manufacturer’s info, and get the best deals out there.
Filed under: Uncategorized on January 31st, 2015